Blog, Reviews

Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)

Cover art Greystone Secrets: The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix This is an interesting premise in an interesting world. Each section of the book is narrated by a different child - Finn, 2nd grade; Emma, 4th grade; Chess, 6th grade. Each character has a unique voice, and most of their contributions are age-appropriate. The characters'… Continue reading Review – The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, #1)


Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”

*Trigger warning for discussions of rape and marital violence.*     Big Little Lies. I initially didn't want to watch this show, because I thought it was all about "rich white ladies having problems." But it turns out that the problems which these characters have are actually universal problems, so there. Silly me. The show… Continue reading Review, HBO’s “Big Little Lies”


Review: MTV’s The Shanara Chronicles

The Shanara Chronicles It is so nice to see the pointy-eared bastards again! (Sorry, that's a line from Star Trek.) Ahem. So, I have not read the celebrated novels by Terry Brooks, although I certainly should. I may yet read them, but here I want to talk about the MTV series. The questions abound: Why… Continue reading Review: MTV’s The Shanara Chronicles